Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vegetarian Pasta Bolognese

This was my first attempt to cook Pasta Bolognese and the result was quite descent… except for the colour mine had a reddish colour where as I have seen brown coloured Pasta Bolognese in pics… may be I had added more tomatoes but still it tasted gud to me.. If you want you can reduce the quantity of tomatoes in yours..

Also I substituted minced meat with soya granules to make it vegetarian….

This quantity will serve 1-2 ppl…



Penne Pasta: 1 Cup (uncooked)
Soya Granules: 3/4 Cup
Olive Oil: 1-2 Tbsp
Garlic: 2 Cloves Chopped
Onion: 1 Small Chopped
*Capsicum: 1 Small Chopped
Tomatoes: 2 Small pureed
Mixed Herbs: 2 Tbsp
Salt: to taste
Pepper: 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly Powder: to taste
Water: 1/4 Cup8

*I was running short of capsicum so didn’t add but one should add it to enhance the taste.


  • Soak soya granules in water till soft.


  • Boil pasta in salted water till Al-Dante, apply some oil and keep aside .


  • Heat oil in a pan add garlic & onion fry for 2 mins.
  • Drain soya granules squeeze out the water nicely add to the onions, add chopped capsicum & fry till they turn brown.


  • Add mixed herbs, spices, tomato puree & 1/4 cup water.


  • Cook on moderate heat till oil separates.


  • Add boiled pasta, mix well with the sauce and cook in slow flame for 1 min.


  • Transfer this to serving plate, top it with grated cheese & serve hot…